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FACT CHECK: Duterte wrongly claims ICC judges are all 'white'

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:55 PM

But there are African and Asian judges, including a Filipino, in the International Criminal Court

U.S. commits P595M more for Mindanao development programs

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:48 PM

The funds will also be used to assist residents affected by the Marawi siege

PLEDGE. MinDA Chair Datu Abul Khayr and Acting USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner display the signed extension of the Mindanao Peace and Development Assistance Agreement. Photo from US Embassy

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How the TRAIN law affects documentary stamp tax

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the changes in documentary stamp tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

Barriga hones up offense skills for world title fight vs Licona

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Chief trainer Joven Jimenez says Mark Anthony Barriga is peaking in time for his December 1 bout versus Mexican-American Carlos Licona

ADDED ARSENAL. Mark Anthony Barriga won't just rely on his defensive skills this time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:45 PM

'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Surge in electricity needs to require flexible power systems – IEA

Nov 13, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The electricity sector is experiencing its most dramatic transformation since its creation more than a century ago,' says the International Energy Agency

LOOK: Kris Aquino auditions for role in international TV series

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Which series could this be?

NEW ROLE? Kris Aquino posts clips from an audition piece for a 'multi-ethnicity' US show. Still from Kris Aquino's Instagram page

CA denies government bid to make Piatco pay P300 million

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Court of Appeals rules that arguments by the Office of the Solicitor General 'are a mere rehash of the arguments' already evaluated and resolved

APPELLATE COURT. The Court of Appeals (CA) denies the government's bid for the CA to make the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Incorporated (Piatco) pay $6 million. File photo from CA website

First consultation meeting to address PH journalists' safety takes place

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:21 AM

The first multi-stakeholder meeting was organized by the Asian Institute of Journalism Communication and the International Media Support

Exiled China author in Hong Kong as arts center agrees to host talks

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The director of Tai Kwun arts complex, host of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, says it has reconsidered and would host the two talks of Ma Jian

Photo from the Twitter of Ma Jian

TRANSCRIPT: Miss International 2018 speeches

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Read the speeches of the pageant’s Top 8!

SPEAKING OUT. Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia talks about her advocacy at the Miss International 2018 speech portion. Screenshot from YouTube.com/missinter2009

Venezuela's Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia wins Miss International 2018

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:16 PM

She succeeds Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia of Venezuela wins the Miss International 2018 title on her birthday. Screenshot from Youtube.com/missinter2009

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss International 2018

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Congratulations to the new batch of beauty queens!

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2018. Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia wins the coveted Miss International title. Photo from Facebook.com/Miss.International.bp

PH's Ahtisa Manalo is 1st runner-up in Miss International 2018

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Venezuela is Miss International 2018

Maria Ressa receives journalism award, appeals to tech giants, government officials

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'Consider making the same tough business decisions our little company made to protect the public sphere and to ensure democracy survives,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC

Maria Ressa receives the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC. Screenshots courtesy of ICFJ

LIVE: ICFJ 2018 Awards Night

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:30 AM

Watch the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Awards Dinner live from Washington DC

Court affirms P40-M tax deficiency findings vs Jeane Napoles

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Following the decision of the Court of Tax Appeals, there is currently no impediment for the government to collect payment from Janet Napoles’ youngest daughter

TAX DEFICIENCY. Court of Tax Appeals affirms the BIR's findings of tax deficiency against Jeane Napoles.

Philippines, Japan sign P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan deal

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) With this agreement, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the government would finally be able to address the 'problem that is the MRT3'

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, on behalf of the Philippines, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka, on behalf of Japan, signed Thursday the 38.1-billion yen loan agreement for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 System Rehabilitation Project, which aims to improve the safety, reliability and level of service of the 16.9-kilometer light rail system with 13 stations spanning across EDSA. Also in attendance during the loan signing ceremony were Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada and Department of Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan. Photo courtesy of Dept of Finance

More flights to be canceled as NAIA upgrades air traffic system

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

At least 4 flights will be canceled per hour from November 15 to 20

RADAR. The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management system at NAIA will be upgraded. CAAP Photo

MIAA: OFWs can refund terminal fees

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority says the fees remain intact in a trust account, ready to be claimed as refunds

REFUND. MIAA says OFWs can refund terminal fees paid to airlines. AFP file photo

Canceled flights at NAIA in November 2018

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport conducts runway maintenance and upgrades its air traffic system

P2P buses to NAIA from Alabang and Laguna available by November 8

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The new routes to NAIA will have 4 stops: two in Muntinlupa and 2 in Sta Rosa, Laguna

POINT-TO-POINT. The South-NAIA P2P route by UBE Express will start operations on November 8. Photo from Ube Express Facebook page

China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Crowds at the Airshow China gather around the cylindrical module representing the living and working quarters of the Tiangong – or 'Heavenly Palace' – a replica of its first permanently crewed space station

A model of an astronaut is put on the top of a partial model of Chinese space station at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province on November 6, 2018. China unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth. WANG ZHAO / AFP

International Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:33 PM

The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space

Nobel laureates seek guarantees to 'reliable information'

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'We urge leaders of good will on all continents to take action to promote democratic models and an open public debate in which citizens can take decisions on the basis of facts,' the group of Nobel laureates say in a statement

[OPINION] What the ICC withdrawal is all about

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:07 PM

This controversy, at its most basic, is about one usurping the power that properly belongs to the sovereign Filipino people because he is scared of the shadow he himself has cast

Hong Kong nonprofit raises $2M for Philippines' poorest

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

International Care Ministries raised millions of dollars for impoverished communities in the Philippines during its 2018 Stepping Free from Poverty banquet

BIDDING. Professional auctioneer Joff van Reenen coaxing one of the guests to bid more for the VP dinner. Photo courtesy of Daisy C.L Mandap

Boxing body vote could see sport thrown out of Olympics

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Hit by allegations of bout-fixing, amateur boxing may be dropped in the 2020 Tokyo Games

BIG BLOW. Controversial decisions abound even during the recent Asian Games boxing competition. File photo from PSC

Davao airport goes high-tech with electronic gates

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Davao International Airport is among 5 major airports the Bureau of Immigration would be installing e-Gates in

NO MORE LONG LINES. Eva Pichon is one of at least a dozen other Filipinos who have been first to use the Bureau of Immigration's electronic gate system at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

NAIA terminal fee to increase in April 2019

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The terminal fee will go up from P550 to P750 for international flights, and from P200 to P300 for domestic flights

WAIT. Passengers wait at NAIA Terminal 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH boxer Randy Petalcorin soldiers on after Alvarado loss

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin fails to clinch the IBF light flyweight title over Felix Alvarado

WARRIOR. Randy Petalcorin did not back down without a fight against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:47 AM

WWF's 'Living Planet' reports says that from 1970 to 2014, 60% of all animals with a backbone were wiped out by human activity

WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Direct Hong Kong to Davao flights now available

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Cathay Dragon flies Davao to Hong Kong 5 times a week

DIRECT FLIGHT. The Davao to Hong Kong flight was inaugurated Sunday. RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

Filipino Randy Petalcorin KOed by Nicaraguan in world title fight

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The home bet succumbs to Felix Alvarado in their bout for the International Boxing Federation light flyweight belt

SNAPPED. Randy Petalcorin sees his six-fight winning streak halted. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler.


Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

CineFilipino winner ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags award in Cape Town

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:09 PM

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad, was recognized at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

KO artists Petalcorin, Alvarado collide for world title

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown

ON A ROLL. Filipino figher Petalcorin has won his last 6 fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barriga peaking for world title battle against Licona

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This early, Mark Barriga feels ready to take on Mexican-American Carlos Licona for the IBF minimumweight crown on December 1

HARD WORK. From as heavy as 130 pounds, Mark Barriga is now down to 114. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa faints on stage after winning title

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Like a true queen, she makes a quick recovery

QUICK RECOVERY. Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa bounces back after fainting briefly as she was declared the pageant's new queen. Photo from Instagram.com/_clarasosa

Journey ends for Eva Patalinjug in Miss Grand International 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:04 AM

Paraguay's Clara Sosa is Miss Grand International 2018

Philippines earns voting seat on international privacy body

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:13 PM

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners is a worldwide conference of 119 independent data privacy and protection regulators from around the world

PH IN THE ICDPPC. The Philippines wins a voting seat on the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Photo courtesy of the National Privacy Commission.

WATCH: Eva Patalinjug slips, but doesn't fall in pageant prelims

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

'I hope that I have shown courage, strength, and the essence of rising from every stumble in life,' she says

AIMING FOR THE MGI CROWN. Eva Patalinjug succeeds Elizabeth Clenci as the new Bb Pilipinas Grand International titleholder on March 18. File photo by Rappler

Rights group pushes for U.N. convention to protect journalists

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:21 PM

An initial meeting at UN headquarters brings together 15 countries, including Greece, Russia, Pakistan, Peru, Italy and Tunisia, International Federation of Journalists head Anthony Bellanger says

STANDING UP FOR JOURNALISTS. Members of the International Federation of Journalists at the United Nations. Image from ifj.org

DOTr grants original proponent status to 2 firms for Davao, Kalibo airports upgrade

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and Mega7 Construction Corporation are granted original proponent status for their unsolicited airport upgrade proposals

UPGRADE. Officials have granted firms the original proponent status for the upgrade of Davao and Kalibo International Airports. KIA photo from Kalibo Intl Airport FB page; DIA from Tonton Obmerga/Google Maps

Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor warns that Israel's planned 'evacuation by force' of the village could constitute a war crime

POSTPONED. This picture shows the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on September 6, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

Q&A: Catching up with Ahtisa Manalo at her Miss International send-off

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Voltaire Tayag talks to Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ahtisa Manalo before she headed off to Tokyo

BB. PILIPINAS INTERNATIONAL. Ahtisa Manalo gets ready to compete in the Miss International pageant in November. Photo by Voltaire Tayag

Ancajas starts training for Rungvisai title fight

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas wastes no time preparing for a potential unification title bout versus Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

READY. Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another possible US fight in January. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Philippines' first container RO-RO barge port to open November 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza will be inaugurated on November 5, and will be integrated with other major Luzon port facilities

FIRST. Hailed as the first container barge terminal, the Cavite Gateway Terminal is set to be inaugurated in November 5. Photo from Department of Transportation

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie